Lost in Plautdietsch translation: Wan du nuscht opp hast dan kjemmst äwa.

Wan du nuscht opp hast dan kjemmst äwa. 

Direct translation: "Come once over if you have nothing on and it fits."  This is the famous phrase that all Mennonites had schpose with!

What it really means:  If you don't have anything planned, then come on over.

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